Cheap flights from Rapid City to San Diego (RAP - SAN) from $229

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 8/15. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
RAP — SAN
Jun 16 — Jun 231

Cheap flight deals from Rapid City to San Diego

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Rapid City (RAP) to San Diego (SAN). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 11, 2024.

Popular in

March

Cheapest in

December

Round-trip from

$288

One-way from

$229
High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop
From Rapid City to San Diego
One-way flight from Rapid City to San Diego

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Rapid City to San Diego?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Rapid City to San Diego?

The best pricing can be found in the month of December. Prices to San Diego from Rapid City average $489. You can even find prices in December for less than $489, as users have found deals to San Diego from as low as $332. The month of March appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Diego from Rapid City. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 28%.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from RAP to SAN?

When flying from Rapid City to San Diego, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 32% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap Rapid City to San Diego flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Rapid City to San Diego specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Prices were last updated on June 11, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Rapid City to San Diego in June and July 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Tue 6/188:55 amRAP - SAN
1 stop4h 48mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/2511:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$404
Wed 7/105:49 pmRAP - SAN
1 stop5h 36mUnited Airlines
Fri 7/123:55 pmSAN - RAP
1 stop5h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$458
Wed 7/105:30 amRAP - SAN
2 stops10h 25mUnited Airlines
Fri 7/123:55 pmSAN - RAP
1 stop5h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$463
Tue 6/1812:40 pmRAP - SAN
2 stops12h 19mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/2511:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$469
Wed 7/105:22 pmRAP - SAN
3 stops31h 35mMultiple Airlines
Fri 7/124:27 pmSAN - RAP
2 stops16h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$473
Wed 7/311:24 amRAP - SAN
1 stop7h 13mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/1311:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 31mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$479
Wed 7/105:22 pmRAP - SAN
3 stops31h 35mMultiple Airlines
Fri 7/124:27 pmSAN - RAP
2 stops16h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$482
Tue 6/186:00 amRAP - SAN
2 stops12h 46mDelta
Tue 6/2510:05 pmSAN - RAP
2 stops12h 01mDelta
Deal found 6/11$483
Wed 7/37:00 amRAP - SAN
2 stops11h 52mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/1311:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 31mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$538

Rapid City to San Diego 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Rapid City and San Diego in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Rapid City to San Diego in June and July 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Tue 6/188:55 amRAP - SAN
1 stop4h 48mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/2511:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$404
Wed 7/105:49 pmRAP - SAN
1 stop5h 36mUnited Airlines
Fri 7/123:55 pmSAN - RAP
1 stop5h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$458
Wed 7/105:30 amRAP - SAN
2 stops10h 25mUnited Airlines
Fri 7/123:55 pmSAN - RAP
1 stop5h 04mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$463
Tue 6/1812:40 pmRAP - SAN
2 stops12h 19mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/2511:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$469
Wed 7/105:22 pmRAP - SAN
3 stops31h 35mMultiple Airlines
Fri 7/124:27 pmSAN - RAP
2 stops16h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$473
Wed 7/311:24 amRAP - SAN
1 stop7h 13mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/1311:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 31mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$479
Wed 7/105:22 pmRAP - SAN
3 stops31h 35mMultiple Airlines
Fri 7/124:27 pmSAN - RAP
2 stops16h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$482
Tue 6/186:00 amRAP - SAN
2 stops12h 46mDelta
Tue 6/2510:05 pmSAN - RAP
2 stops12h 01mDelta
Deal found 6/11$483
Wed 7/37:00 amRAP - SAN
2 stops11h 52mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/1311:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 31mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$538

Rapid City to San Diego flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Rapid City to San Diego for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Have a look at some of the flights available from Rapid City to San Diego departing last-minute. Users should be sure to double check the price, date, and time of their last-minute flight.
Tue 6/188:55 amRAP - SAN
1 stop4h 48mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/2511:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$404
Tue 6/1812:40 pmRAP - SAN
2 stops12h 19mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/2511:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$469
Tue 6/186:00 amRAP - SAN
2 stops12h 46mDelta
Tue 6/2510:05 pmSAN - RAP
2 stops12h 01mDelta
Deal found 6/11$483
Fri 6/215:30 amRAP - SAN
1 stop5h 02mUnited Airlines
Mon 6/2411:30 amSAN - RAP
1 stop6h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$864
Fri 6/217:00 amRAP - SAN
2 stops17h 44mUnited Airlines
Mon 6/242:30 pmSAN - RAP
1 stop5h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$983
Fri 6/214:28 pmRAP - SAN
2 stops8h 22mDelta
Mon 6/2410:05 pmSAN - RAP
2 stops12h 01mDelta
Deal found 6/10$1,268

One-way flights to San Diego from Rapid City

Search for one-way flight options from Rapid City to San Diego. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Users in need of a one-way flight from Rapid City to San Diego can choose from these deals. Those needing a return flight from Rapid City to San Diego can use the search form above.
Thu 8/155:45 amRAP - SAN
1 stop5h 55mDelta
Deal found 6/10$229
Thu 8/155:45 amRAP - SAN
2 stops12h 51mDelta
Deal found 6/10$264

Find flights from Rapid City to San Diego within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Rapid City to San Diego that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.

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Depart

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Price

Rapid CitySan Diego

RAP - SAN

RAPSAN

Rapid City

Wed 7/10

1 stop5h 36m

San Diego

Fri 7/12

1 stop5h 04m

$458

Rapid CitySan Diego

RAP - SAN

RAPSAN

Rapid City

Wed 7/10

2 stops10h 25m

San Diego

Fri 7/12

1 stop5h 04m

$463

Rapid CitySan Diego

RAP - SAN

RAPSAN

Rapid City

Wed 7/10

3 stops31h 35m

San Diego

Fri 7/12

2 stops16h 15m

$473

Rapid CitySan Diego

RAP - SAN

RAPSAN

Rapid City

Wed 7/3

1 stop7h 13m

San Diego

Sat 7/13

1 stop6h 31m

$479

Rapid CitySan Diego

RAP - SAN

RAPSAN

Rapid City

Wed 7/10

3 stops31h 35m

San Diego

Fri 7/12

2 stops16h 15m

$482

Rapid CitySan Diego

RAP - SAN

RAPSAN

Rapid City

Wed 7/3

2 stops11h 52m

San Diego

Sat 7/13

1 stop6h 31m

$538

Rapid CitySan Diego

RAP - SAN

RAPSAN

Rapid City

Wed 7/10

2 stops8h 48m

San Diego

Fri 7/12

2 stops8h 46m

$618

Rapid CitySan Diego

RAP - SAN

RAPSAN

Rapid City

Wed 7/10

3 stops27h 25m

San Diego

Fri 7/12

3 stops25h 09m

$634

Rapid CitySan Diego

RAP - SAN

RAPSAN

Rapid City

Sun 8/11

2 stops12h 51m

San Diego

Wed 8/14

2 stops11h 14m

$818

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What is the cheapest day to fly from Rapid City to San Diego?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Rapid City to San Diego. Price data was last updated on June 9, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Rapid City to San Diego flight should consider departing on Thursday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Tuesday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Temperature and rainfall in San Diego by month

Plan your trip to San Diego by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SAN

Temperature

57.2 - 71.6 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to San Diego, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, August is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 71.6 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 57.2 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing San Diego

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to San Diego. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to San Diego. Reviews last updated June 11, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with Delta and United Airlines from Rapid City to San Diego to help guide your decision. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.0
Very good
10,277 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

8.0
Very good
10,277 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,277 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.4
Good
10,629 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,277 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.3
Good
14,129 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,277 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

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  • Can I find flights from Rapid City to San Diego for under $500 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Rapid City to San Diego for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $458, but on average you can expect to pay $660.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Rapid City to San Diego for under $500?

    There are currently 6+ open flights from Rapid City to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $500.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Rapid City to San Diego round-trip?

    Cheapflights users have booked flights from Rapid City to San Diego round-trip from $458. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are American Airlines, from $618, and Delta, from $818. United Airlines is priced at 6% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

  • What does RAP to SAN mean?

    These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Rapid City Airport to San Diego Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a RAP to SAN flight.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Rapid City to San Diego that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Rapid City to San Diego flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

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    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Rapid City to San Diego.

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  • Can I find deals for flights from Rapid City to San Diego that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Rapid City to San Diego offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Rapid City to San Diego?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Rapid City to San Diego flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Rapid City to San Diego flight deals updated?

    The Rapid City to San Diego flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/11.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Rapid City to San Diego?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Rapid City to San Diego?

    Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Rapid City to San Diego (average of $288). Flying from Rapid City to San Diego in July is currently the most expensive (average of $346). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 3 airlines flying from Rapid City to San Diego

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
DeltaCheapest$286Average$371FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
American AirlinesCheapest$304Average$496FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
United AirlinesCheapest$314Average$467FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%

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